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EtymologyEdit

Derived from alveolo (alveolus), from Latin alveolus (small cavity), derived from alveus (hollow, cavity), from alvus (belly, womb), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el- (to grow, nourish), +‎ -are (-ar, adjectival derivational suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /al.ve.oˈla.re/, [äl̺ve.oˈl̺äːr̺e], [äl̺ve̯oˈl̺äːr̺e]
  • Hyphenation: al‧ve‧o‧là‧re

AdjectiveEdit

alveolare (masculine and feminine plural alveolari)

  1. (anatomy, botany) alveolar, alveolate
  2. (phonetics) alveolar (articulated with the tongue against the upper alveolar ridge)

NounEdit

alveolare f (plural alveolari)

  1. An alveolar speech sound.

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